# The official length for a marathon race is 26.2 miles. How many yards long is a marathon? How many feet?

Oct 28, 2016

$138 , 336$ feet
$46 , 112$ yards

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#### Explanation:

So, first of all, we are told that a marathon race is $26.2$ miles. We are asked to give the equal length in yards and feet.

It is really helpful to remember a few conversion factors:

1) $1$ mile=$5 , 280$ feet
2) $1$ miles=$1 , 760$ yards

Since each mile equals $5 , 280$ feet, let's multiply $26.2$ by $5 , 280$, which equals to $138 , 336$ feet.
Since each mile equals $1 , 760$ yards, let's multiply $26.2$ by $1 , 760$, which equals to $46 , 112$ yards.